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If Valve truly want Steam to take on consoles, then there's one more step they need to take in order to do so - allow the trading in of titles for store credit or direct trading with other users when people are done with them.

1574d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

@Mat666, stop with the elitist "not a true fan" nonsense. I much, MUCH prefer the old school Resident Evil games, but Resident Evil 4 is a great game. No, it's not old school Resident Evil, but it's a nice mash up of that old school charm and a new direction in the gameplay. That style of game, with a slightly more oppressive atmosphere and more old school Resident Evil puzzle aspects, and it'd be the perfect update of the old formula. 5 and 6 took it way too far in ...

1574d ago 11 agree5 disagreeView comment

Depending on where it was purchased and if they still have the receipt, they should ALWAYS take the console back for a replacement rather than go through MS. There's still a lot of them on shop shelves, so it'd be easy to get a replacement from most retailers. Buying online complicates things, but not by much. Still go through the retailer for a replacement rather than go through bought a new system, and you're entitled to a new replacement rather than a refurb.

1576d ago 2 agree1 disagreeView comment

Because they find the series to be fun? It's not really a puzzling conundrum, the game is accessible and provides a lot of easy gratification in it's levelling system. They have a formula that works for their audience, and they stick to it with only minor tweaks.

1577d ago 3 agree1 disagreeView comment

Not while Big Rigs Over the Road Racing exists. Or Ride to Hell: Retribution. Or cheap crap licensed games like Battleship or Green Lantern.

1577d ago 10 agree0 disagreeView comment

Some Sony fans were the same when Final Fantasy 13 was announced as a multi-plat title, GTA 4 as well. Unreasonably idiotic behaviour is a gamer problem, not just a specific format fan problem.

1577d ago 16 agree16 disagreeView comment

It's a bummer there's no B.C. but the change in architecture had to be made, it simply had to. The PS3 was too complicated to get the most out of, and that led to multi-platform games that were inferior to the Xbox 360 versions.
The current hardware choice was made in order to make things easy for developers to get the most out of the hardware, by making it as familiar as it can be while also being able to keep costs down for themselves after over reaching with the PS3 and lo...

1579d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

Emulators. By the time comes when all PS3 consoles have stopped working, PC's will easily be powerful enough to emulate the PS3 hardware.

Or, more likely, we will all have great internet bandwidth and games are available on a Netflix-like streaming service to be played whenever you like so long as you have a subscription.

1579d ago 0 agree1 disagreeView comment

I would love to have another viable console that I could buy. But so long as Kinect is in there, as well as a focus on nonsense TV features that I care nothing for and don't even work in my region, then the Xbox One will never be a viable console. It is simply too expensive for what is left once I disregard the crap I don't need. And exclusives wise, it offers nothing as of yet which blows me away.
Halo, Gears and Forza are good games, I know this, they just don't do ...

1587d ago 1 agree1 disagreeView comment

Ditch Kinect. Beef up the specs. Build a mic and basic camera into the controller for voice controls and skype usage, and rely on Smartglass for browsing the UI and using the TV functions if they must be kept. Ideally I'd ditch that notion as well, but it's the one thing that separates the One from the PS4, so could be worth keeping. If they wanted a gimmicky way to sign into the console, then a thumb print scanner on the controller would have worked nicely in that regard.

1590d ago 6 agree9 disagreeView comment

It's been out a's a little early to be calling a series irrelevant or claiming it's the worst anything ever. It's clear you have a dislike of the series...I'm just not sure why you seem to have the hostility towards it that you do.

1592d ago 2 agree0 disagreeView comment

Honestly....this kind of thing just makes the PC gaming scene seem SO damn insecure and needy. They've got to constantly lord it over consoles - "Yeah, what you've got is OK, but on PC everything is better". It's a common theme, people talk about a console game, or compare one console with another, but there's got to be a PC gamer sticking their oar in and talking about how thousands of dollars of upgrades have a $400 next-gen console beaten in terms of graphics an...

1592d ago 3 agree2 disagreeView comment

I love Nintendo but man, Reggie, what a dumb thing to say when your company had to publicly apologise for the lack of WiiU games being produced.
There are now some fine games available on the WiiU, but it's been out for a year now, and the number of truly damn good games is still disturbingly small. Plenty of hamstrung 3rd party titles and old games re-released like Deus Ex though.

In saying all that, my copy of Super Mario 3D World is making it's way to me s...

1593d ago 2 agree0 disagreeView comment

What info could you possibly need SO badly that you'd have to stop your game to get it? And really, couldn't you just whip out your phone and look stuff up if need be?

Plus, PS4 has multi-tasking as well. You could switch between a game and the browser with a double tap of the home button - a browser which currently performs much faster than the Xbox browser BTW. It doesn't "snap" to the corner of the screen, but it's still easy to do.

1595d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

Not yet they haven't. It may well be patched eventually, but how long is anyone's guess. MS didn't think about that sort of issue though, way too US-centric. Bit of a mistake though considering the UK was a huge market for them last gen. Seems strange to overlook something like that.

1595d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

Ahh, the old "You're too poor" gambit. If only it made any sense whatsoever to pay more money for a significantly less powerful console....why pay more, for less performance?

It's like paying Ferarri money to drive home in a Mini Cooper. I have no doubt you're the type that spends hundreds of dollars on content packs for free to play games - more money than brains.

1595d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

The only function of Kinect useful for UI navigation is voice - and that shouldn't need Kinect to accomplish. Using gestures to navigate menus is a real pain in the behind.

And frankly, the Xbox UI wouldn't need voice control at all if it wasn't so cluttered with so much wasted space and tiles you don't necessarily want on your front page.

1595d ago 3 agree6 disagreeView comment

The Playstation Camera is indeed, less technically sophisticated. Thing is, it doesn't need to be overly tech heavy because it's main function is to work with Move controllers, and the light bar on the DS4. The reason for that is simple - a camera as a replacement for a controller simply doesn't work. It just doesn't. It's not precise enough, or fast enough to respond quick enough for anything but the most undemanding of party and dance games.
And every time so...

1595d ago 10 agree10 disagreeView comment

No, they are not, in themselves, bad. But this being the games industry, how many are choosing to use them, the prices involved, and the games they're being used in, most certainly are.

A full priced retail game should have no micro-transactions....period. DLC add-ons are one thing, but charging people for what are effectively cheat codes is as greedy and grasping as it gets.
Even worse when you see a developer alter the progression of a game from it's previ...

1596d ago 1 agree1 disagreeView comment

They should not be for anyone who had to pay $60/£40-50 on a game....a full priced retail game should be a complete experience. If your game is so boring that you're trying to get people to pay you to skip huge chunks of it, then you're doing something wrong somewhere along the line.

And we see devs changing the way games play in order to tempt people to part with more cash, and those changes are NEVER for the better, ruining the core experience.

1597d ago 3 agree0 disagreeView comment